Shame on the state legislators who backed down on overturning the governor’s veto of L.D. 1444, a bill intended to protect Maine electric ratepayers.

Because the veto was not overridden, the PUC’s plan to tax residential solar-generated power will go forward, and will raise everyone’s rates just for the infrastructure needed to implement their totally unjust plan.

Nowhere else is it true that people who are generating their own power for their own homes are charged for it. Central Maine Power, more or less a monopoly power provider, will be the net beneficiary, of course, while those who are trying to reduce their reliance on CMP and fossil fuels will pay a new and unjustifiable tax.

Cynthia Stancioff

Chesterville